11 Pioneers have their best times

October 13, 1994|By Roch Eric Kubatko | Roch Eric Kubatko,Sun Staff Writer

Eleven runners on Anne Arundel Community College's cross country team posted their fastest times of the year at Saturday's Tidewater Invitational in Salisbury.

Once again, the men were led by Bobby Downs, who covered the 8-kilometer course in 28 minutes, 4 seconds, good for fifth place out of 45 runners.

"He's a work in progress," coach Jim Fontaine said. "He's getting better and better. He's living proof that hard work pays off. Too many runners shut it down over the summer, but not Bobby. He's very disciplined and focused."

Pete Dugan has established himself as a solid No. 2 runner, Fontaine said.

On the women's side, Lynn Kurchock took third in 20:04. She had hoped to better her time last year of 19:41. Kerri

Lindenmeyer came in 14th, and Marcela Fonseca was 17th.

Women's soccer

Anne Arundel fell to 3-5-2 with Tuesday's 3-1 loss at Camden (N.J.). Coach Tito Baca's team is 1-3-1 in its past five games.

A goal by Lisa Biederman, off a pass from Denise Perrone, helped the Pioneers tie Montgomery-Rockville, 1-1, Saturday.

Anne Arundel plays host to Essex tonight.

Volleyball

Anne Arundel ran its record to 17-1 with two sweeps Tuesday. The Pioneers (3-1 in Region XX) defeated Bergen (N.J.), 15-8, 15-4, and Delaware Tech, 15-10, 15-11.

Elena Baloglou totaled 10 kills and three aces. Lori Sharpless had eight kills and six digs, and Carrie Parsons had six aces and 22 assists.

The Pioneers also made a strong showing in Pennsylvania last weekend, sweeping three teams in two days. They have a big match tomorrow at home against Hagerstown, which will determine the top seeding in Region XX.

"We still have some work to do before the regional tournament, but we're getting there," co-coach Betty Hession said.

Men's soccer

Anne Arundel dropped its fourth straight Saturday, losing 3-2 at Catonsville. Nick Badalian and Pat Crawford each scored for the Pioneers. Badalian also had an assist, and Mike Mullen stopped eight shots. The game was 1-1 at halftime.

Yesterday, a goal by Badalian enabled Anne Arundel (7-5-2) to defeat host Prince George's, 1-0. Jack Wildt assisted on the goal. Mullen made eight saves.

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